Grille meaning

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A grating of metal, wood, or another material used as a screen, divider, barrier, or decorative element, as in a window or on the front end of an automobile.
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An opening covered with a grating.
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An open grating of wrought iron, bronze, wood, etc., forming a screen to a door, window, or other opening, or used as a divider.
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A grating or screen at the front of a motor vehicle, that allows air to pass through to the radiator.
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(court tennis) A square opening high on the back wall of the court on the hazard side.
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Alternative form of grill (rack, vehicle cover, etc.)
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Origin of grille

  • French from Old French greille grill

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French grille

    From Wiktionary